Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said in a statement that the country had deactivated several of the UN nuclear watchdog’s monitoring cameras on Wednesday after Western nations accused Tehran of non-cooperation.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
In June 2020, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accepted a similar motion, which was followed by a resolution from Britain, France, Germany and the United States.
The Iranians claim that the IAEA’s safeguard agreement with Tehran has been violated by the unplugged cameras. Read More
Iran’s nuclear agency
In a statement, Iran’s nuclear agency said, “As of today, the relevant authorities have instruct to disconnect the On-Line Enrichment Monitor (OLEM) and the flow meter cameras of the agency.” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) did not “appreciate” the “goodwill gesture” of these cameras, but viewed them as a “duty,” it said.
Iran’s nuclear organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi
While the statement did not specify the number of cameras turned off, it stated that “more than 80% of the agency’s existing cameras are working pursuant to the safeguard agreement, and will continue to operate exactly as before. “; Read More
According to the statement, Iran’s nuclear organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi “monitored the closure of two IAEA cameras at a nuclear plant.”
Britain, France, and Germany
Britain, France, and Germany have issued an united statement urging Iran to halt escalating its nuclear program. And immediately reach an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
It is believe that the move is an indication of growing Western irritation with Iran after talks on renewing the 2015 agreement halted in March.
‘Nothing to be hidden’
State-run news agency IRNA quoted Iran’s nuclear organization leader, Mohammad Eslami, as saying that the country has “no secret or undocumented nuclear activity or concealed sites.
Fake documents, he said, “are design to maintain maximum pressure” on Tehran, referring to the new US sanctions.
EX President Trump agreement with Iran
After President Trump reneged on a nuclear agreement with Iran and other world countries in 2018.
As Eslami pointed out, “Iran has had maximum cooperation with the IAEA” and called the latest initiative by the US. And three European nations to offer a draught resolution against Iran, “this is a political one.
International Atomic Energy Agency’s claim
Earlier this month, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report stating that it still had concerns about the presence of nuclear-related material at three previously unannounced facilities in Iran. This report was the impetus for the new round of Western censure.
In its contacts with Iranian authorities, the watchdog claimed the questions were “not clarified.”
United States reimpose sanctions
Since the United States reimpose sanctions, European nations have express growing alarm about how far Iran has gone in resuming nuclear programmers that had suspend under the 2015 deal.
Iranian nuclear program is currently more advanced than at any time in the past, according to the governments’ joint statement. Which also stated that Iran’s stockpiling of enriched nuclear material had no “credible civilian basis” for its existence.
Since last April, efforts have been under way to get the United States back into the nuclear agreement, relieve sanctions. And encourage Iran to adhere to the restrictions on its nuclear program that it previously agreed to.
EU senior diplomat Josep Borrell
EU senior diplomat Josep Borrell warned last Saturday that the chances of resuming negotiations were “shrinking” in recent months.
“It would be a matter of just a few weeks” before Iran had enough material for a nuclear weapon. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, told reporters on Monday.
For years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has maintained that it has no plans to develop a nuclear weapon.